London Container Terminal (LCT, formerly known as Tilbury) is the only dedicated, modern direct access deep-sea container terminal, within the Port of London.
LCT is the closest container terminal to the UK's largest market area. It also has its own dedicated rail and feeder links to all major commercial centres in the UK and beyond. For these and many other reasons, London Container Terminal is the first choice for some of the world's leading container lines
Tilbury’s position on the Thames provides a major geographical advantage for transport to and out of London and the South-East.
The Port is a significant distribution centre, covering over 850 acres and is well positioned to access the M25 orbital motorway and the rest of the UK's national motorway network. In addition, there are direct rail connections within the Port, with access to the whole of the UK.
The Port offers:
34 operational BerthsOver 16 independent working terminalsOver 7.5 kilometres of quayOver 500,000 square metres of warehouse spaceOver 7 kms of road within port estate with excellent transport access
The Port is London's major gateway, handling significant levels of diverse cargo including the importation of paper as the UK's leading port, containers, grain, and various bulk handling facilities, all of which are handled at a number of berths both in dock and on river facilities.